Matilda the Musical (Tour): Roald Dahl’s Classic Finds a Perfect Second Home in Musical Theatre

Saturday 22nd September 2018 at Manchester Palace Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Roald Dahl’s Matilda is an undisputed modern classic and this stage musical from the RSC is truly worthy of Dahl’s original magic. It’s a whole lot of fun with a thin veiling of darkness and melancholy as befits any of Roald Dahl’s tales - but particularly... Continue Reading →

The Turk: Taking a Look at One of History’s More Unusual Firsts

Friday 21st September 2018 at Harrogate Theatre (Studio). ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘Alas, poor Yorick!’ - in The Turk, we’re given something of an extended Hamlet-Yorick moment between our protagonist, Johann Maelzel and the head of the famous The Automaton Turk, a machine programmed through cogs and tech sorcery to play chess. Our speaker/indirect lecturer for the evening... Continue Reading →

The Wipers Times: A Jolly Good Play Based on a Surprising True Story

Saturday 1st September 2018 at Nottingham Theatre Royal ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Ian Hislop and Nick Newman’s The Wipers Times is based on the fascinating and heartening true story of WW1 soldiers who began printing a wartime publication after discovering a working printing press amongst the rubble in Ypres. The play follows seven British men knee-deep in trench... Continue Reading →

Pride & Prejudice: Beautifully Captures the Charm Of Outdoor Theatre

Saturday 25th August 2018 at Roundhay Park, Leeds. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ It is a truth universally acknowledged that Pride and Prejudice is one of, if not the greatest work of Jane Austen... David Kerby-Kendall has taken up the perilous task of adapting this classic for the stage, condensing a sweeping narrative into around two hours - and... Continue Reading →

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